The Punjab government has given a golden opportunity to allottees of industrial plots, sheds and commercial/institutional sites falling in various focal points developed by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) to regularise telecommunication towers.
It has been found that a sizeable number of plot holders of focal points have installed telecommunication towers, allied equipment and exchange without obtaining prior permission from the PSIEC, a government spokesperson said.
Now, the department of industries and commerce has approved the policy guidelines and fee with regard to the installation of telecommunication towers, allied equipment and exchange in industrial plots, sheds, and commercial/institution sites allotted by the PSIEC in focal points across the state.
The roof tower/high-rise towers, allied equipment and exchange will be regularised by the authorities concerned after charging Rs 1 lakh per tower from plot holders. The permission will be granted for one year initially. It will be renewed by charging Rs 50,000 per year.
The spokesperson said if the plot holders did not regularise the towers and pay the fee, the PSIEC would cancel the allotment of such plots after serving a show-cause notice on the defaulters.